Archive for Thursday, April 12, 1990


April 12, 1990


Law enforcement report

Police reports

A 20-year-old Lawrence man reported that his roommate abused the man's cat between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at their apartment in the 2500 block of West Sixth. The man told officers his roommate tried to kill the cat after it "used his bed as a litter box." The roommate threw the cat against a wall several times and then tossed it down a stairwell. The 4-month-old cat survived the attack. Police said the man wants charges filed against his roommate.

Injury accidents

Rhonda R. Yeahpau, 10, 1321 Vt., was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being struck by a car at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday on 13th Street near Massachusetts Street. Police reported that the girl dropped her radio as she was walking across 13th Street. She ran back into the street to pick it up and was struck by a car driven west on 13th by Georgia R. Bell, 66, 1115 Ind.

District court

Criminal case proceedings

Dane R. Griffin, 26, 1604 W. 26th, Wednesday pleaded guilty to a felony count of selling cocaine and pleaded no contest and was found guilty of a felony count of not affixing a Kansas drug tax stamp to cocaine. The charges were filed April 10, 1989, along with a felony count of possessing cocaine after Griffin allegedly sold the drug to a confidential informant working for local law officers. A judge dismissed the possession charge during a preliminary hearing, prompting prosecutors to file an interlocutory appeal of the judge's decision. The Kansas Supreme Court backed the judge's ruling. Also Wednesday, prosecutors dismissed a separate case containing felony counts of selling cocaine and possessing cocaine filed Oct. 26 of last year against Griffin.

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